Ugh. Just got back from seeing Broken Flowers. It's playing in one theater here.
Well. It's so great. I loved it.
Jeffrey Wright fans, gather round. He's hilarious in this thing. Just awesomely funny and sweet. He and Bill bounced off of each other like -- it was something to watch. I was giggling the whole time.
Julie Delpy isn't in it much, Bert. None of the women are in it much. Jax whispered, "Is that all the Chloe we get?!" and I whispered back, "That's all we got of anyone!"
You know, I read that article where Jim Jarmusch was talking about Bill's character -- like he was loathable, but he needed Bill to make us sympathetic to Don without cracking us up.
My threshhold for loathesome characters might be sky-high, because I have to say, Don isn't that loathable in my estimation. And it wasn't because of Bill Murray, either, I sat there and reminded myself a couple of times, "I'm supposed to not like this guy much." But I did. The whole time. I like him, I think, because he doesn't mince words. Me? I'm a huge word mincer (ME?! Noooo!), but not Don.
Anyway, for Dudlers and others who struggled with the pacing of the Jarmusch films you have seen, this one moves along nicely. It's a little tacky here and there, but it frees itself up right when you're on the verge of the audible sigh (which I never came close to emitting, but Jax did).
Surprisingly funny. Not because Jarmusch isn't funny (he totally is, I still laugh about Wincott in Dead Man whenever I see a hand skeleton), but because the story isn't very funny, but the way he wrote it made the funny lines such a welcome break in the bleakness, which I think for me was just ... the fruitlessness of it all. And the lonesomeness in Don's life. At one point, Winston (Wright) says of Don's living goes, "This place is lonely." And the rest of their interaction -- funny. Oh my god, and the cell phone scene. Eheheheh.
By the by -- so weird that his situation is a little TLA and his performance seems a little LiT (heh), but this is the movie he needed to make. I was so proud of him while I sat there and watched.
This one should be required Racer homework. Bill just might get that friggen statue this year. He's ridiculously outstanding in it.
And he looks great! Slender. And my gosh, I don't think I ever noticed until tonight just how tall he is. How is that possible?
Anyway. Go see it. Go go go. <p><!--EZCODE HR START--><hr /><!--EZCODE HR END--> I wish I had a million dollars ... HOT daaaawg!</p>